Confusing reports on just what happened to the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai desert. A Russian officials seemed to suggest the plane lost speed before crashing, but he also said the crew was immediately incapacitated and that the plane could only have crashed a result of a mechanical impact on the plane in the air. It’s unclear exactly what that means. The black boxes have been recovered, so we should get a better idea shortly. All 224 people on board were killed. An ISIS-affiliated group has claimed responsibility, but Russian officials had been downplaying that possibility. Most airlines are now avoiding the air space were the crash occurred. Conor Powell reporting.
NTSB officials may have found the final resting place of the El Faro cargo ship that went down during a storm. The ship is sitting upright in 15,000 feet of water near where the El Faro was last heard from. 33 people were onboard and died in the incident.
Busy day on the campaign trail.
0830EST -- Carly Fiorina holds a town hall meeting. Smokey Row Coffee Co, Pella, IA. LIVE via LiveU
1030EST -- Fmr FL Gov Jeb Bush holds a rally. Tampa Garden Club, Tampa, FL. LIVE via LiveU
1130EST -- Sen Paul holds a "Students for Rand" rally. Univ of NH, Durham, NH. LIVE via LiveU
1300EST -- Fmr Sen Rick Santorum holds a house party. Marshalltown, IA. LIVE via liveU
1300EST -- Fmr FL Gov Jeb Bush attends an Orlando campaign event. Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO), Winter Park, FL. LIVE via LiveU
Representatives from more than a dozen Republican candidates for the White House met behind closed doors last night in Washington to agree on changes to future debate deals. They will have demands for any network to carry debates going forward. Carl Cameron reporting.
President Obama heading for Newark today. He’ll visit a drug treatment halfway house and highlight the re-integration of felons into society.
The President is expected to sign the big budget deal passed by Congress before he leaves for Newark. It puts debt limit and spending issues aside until after the 2016 election.
Concerns growing today about the health of the Chinese economy. A new read on manufacturing confirms a China slowdown.
Today we get economic reports in the U.S. on existing home sales and manufacturing.
The U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen defenses against an aggressive North Korea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Seoul.
A swarm of small earthquakes has folks in Arizona on edge. Small so far, but folks there not used to regular tremblors.